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My month in pictures: November

November began with me lying on top of a rickety bunkbed, listening to the sound of the waves on the beautiful island of Florianópolis in Brazil. The month ended, rather less exciting, on a really grey and foggy day in Berlin. Florianópolis is also called “the magic island”. I have found this to be so true. The combination of long sandy beaches, lush forests, stone coastlines and the abundance of fruits and vegetables might just make you stay on the island forever. (And I have actually met people that have been there for months.) Iguazú used to be described to...

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My month in pictures: October

October began with travel and an early flight and it ended like that, too. On the 1. I headed to Paris to spend a relaxing weekend with a lovely friend. We strolled through Montmartre, climbed the Eiffel Tower (read: we took the elevator) and browsed through one of Paris’ most famous bookstores, Shakespeare & Company. The weekend was exactly what we needed, thus proving that sometimes, you just need to get away for a bit. The middle of October was considerably less exciting. It marked the beginning of autumn, with grey skies, foggy days and, on the rare sunny...

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Surf culture, music and movies at Berlin’s Straend Festival

“Well, in regards to surfing, I’ve learned that there is always another wave coming. Translated that means there is always tomorrow. No matter how badly you get caught inside, if you can just hang in there and keep paddling, the set is going to pass and there will be a lull afterwards. So don’t give up, just take your pounding, wait until the set passes, then make your move.” Gerry Lopez Ideally, this text should have been published at the end of August, right after the festival, not in October. But then life got in the way and work...

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Throwback Thursday: A little review of 2016

It’s the end of September and I have been meaning to write something like this post since June. If you have read my goals for 2016 post ( if not, you can find it here), you will know that I had big plans for this year. To be honest, I did not achieve a lot of the goals that I set out to achieve this year. I haven’t done my sailing license, my blog still isn’t as big, as I had envisioned, and I also haven’t started putting up tours on Trips4real. In other terms, however, I managed to achieve...

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Top 10 things to do in Edinburgh

August is here and so is the festival season in Edinburgh. Where London is buzzing with people all year around, Edinburgh definitely hits its peak visitor numbers in August, with hostel prices (and prices of everything, really) hitting their high during this month. But who can blame them because there is just so much going on all over the city. So if you are heading to Edinburgh this August, be sure to see some of these top 10 things before going on the festival circuit. But be assured, even if you can’t go in August, Edinburgh is always well worth a...

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Top 10 things to do in Ireland

When you think of Ireland, the things that come to mind are Guinness, sheep, green hills and Irish dancing. But the small island certainly has a lot more to offer than just Guinness and sheep. Let me show you 10 places and experiences that have made it onto my list of the must dos on a visit to Ireland. I had heard so much about Dublin and Ireland that I decided I had to finally see it for myself. So over a long weekend two weeks ago, I finally headed over to the green isle and I squished as many experiences...

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The 5 best ways to explore the Abel Tasman National Park

New Zealand is all about nature and the things you see while exploring on one of the many DOC trails and hikes. And that is especially true for the Abel Tasman National Park. The Abel Tasman is located on the top of the South Island and the region is blessed with the most sunshine hours in New Zealand. There are many great ways to explore the Abel Tasman but I think five really stick out and will, separately or combined, guarantee you the best experience. 1.Kayaking The Abel Tasman is shaped by the sea and no visit to the park would...

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Getting around New Zealand

New Zealand looks like a small country on a map, especially next to Australia. But once you’re in the country, it’s actually quite big. So I want to share with you the best and cheapest ways to get around the country. By bus New Zealand has a very well developed bus network that connects all major cities but also stops at small places along the way. If you are going to rely mainly on busses to get around the country, then I definitely recommend getting a bus pass. Inter-City offers the FlexiPass and the TravelPass are valid for 12 months...

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Let’s talk about 2016

It’s that time of year again: Christmas is over, 2016 is about to begin and everyone thinks about the year behind us and about what lies ahead. So naturally, I’m going to do the same. Mainly, because for the first time ever, I am actually coming up with some sort of new year’s resolutions. 2015 or what’s been The past year has been pretty much about trying to find my way. For the first 7 months, I was trying to find a job which I would not only enjoy but that would also pay my bills. I am now...

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Travel Regrets

I don’t know if you have heard of Travel Talks on Twitter. But each Tuesday, travel bloggers and those who love to travel take over Twitter under the Hashtag #TTOT. Each week, we discuss a topic to do with travel and last week, the topic was travel regrets. And surprisingly, or rather unsurprisingly, a lot of people had similar regrets. Namely, a regret over foods not tried, places not gone to and about not having traveled long enough. One regret I didn’t get, however, was about having gone to a world-renown landmark and that place not living up to...

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